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biography

Lauren Lipton is the author of two novels, It's About Your Husband (2006) and Mating Rituals of the North American WASP (2009), and a freelance journalist.

She covers style, business and trends but specializes in what she has coined the "journalism of manners," exploring the mores and often humorous customs of the upper- and upper middle classes. She has contributed features on society and media to the New York Times Sunday Styles section and, as a former Wall Street Journal staff writer, reported on copycat brides who steal their friends' wedding ideas, pajama parties for grown women, and luxury homes with his-and-hers garages.

Her work has appeared in Forbes Woman, Ladies' Home Journal, In Style Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, Best Life, Conde Nast Portfolio, Glamour, Marie Claire, Fit Pregnancy and Working Mother; on Forbes.com and on National Public Radio's All Things Considered. She began her career at the Los Angeles Times.

She is also the creator of the animated Adventures in Freelancing series on YouTube.

Born in Providence, R.I., Lauren grew up in the North County of San Diego and in Los Gatos, Calif., before moving to Los Angeles. She holds a bachelor's degree in English and anthropology from Occidental College and a master's degree in print journalism from the University of Southern California.

She lives with her family in New York City and in Litchfield County, Conn.

read more

New York Times profile, April 30, 2009

Vanity Fair Culture & Celebrity blog, April 21, 2009

podcasts

WNYC: The Elements of Style (at about 3:15 into the program), April 16, 2009

Blog Talk Radio, July 10, 2009